Monday, May 14

Exiles

This seems to be the time of year when exiled Barrovians return to their roots, for a nostalgic look around their old home town. In the last few days I have picked up two fares both of which have long since moved to live on distant shores. The first Angus Anderson, now lives in Los Angeles California, but should be well remembered in Barrow because of his connection with the local music scene. He tells me he was a member of sixties local heartthrob group the "Roadrunners"a bit before my time, but I'm sure many local folk will remember him. The second was former Roose lad John Large and his family, who tells me that he emigrated to Canada in 1974. John seems to have settled well and told me that "Canada is the place where I can live out my boyhood dreams of hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. I love to Canoe and hunt and fish I build my own Bows and arrows and love to wood carve." John keeps in touch with old friends and with whats going on in Barrow via local website www.southlakes-uk.co.uk which has a message forum that many ex Barrow folk use to keep in touch.

4 comments:

Webbie said...

Hello Bob. Another expat here (now live in North Carolina) who stumbled across your blog whilst- as you do - I was looking for something else.

Excellent place you have here and I enjoy reading the little stories you post.

Bob said...

webbie: Hi there used to get mail from a guy from Barrow who was in Charlottesville is that North or South Carolina?

Webbie said...

There isn't a Charlottesville in NC or SC. Nearest is over the border in Viginia.
There is Charlotte (without the ville) in North Carolina, down the road from me.

Bob said...

webbie:yes that's the one Charlotte the chap was called Bob Paterson(I think) and his family used to run a chip shop on Rawlinson St